Strongmen and Their Exits: Legacies of Authoritarian Rule (VIRTUAL)
Professor of History and Italian Studies
New York University
What happens when strongmen leaders leave office? Most such situations end up badly. Based on research for her new book Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present (Norton, 2020), Ben-Ghiat will discuss why this is and offer lessons from the exits of strongmen around the world that have relevance for today.